- What outreach ministries of your church push people out of their comfort zones to make a real difference in the lives of people? What are the ministries that require hands-on, face-to-face engagement with the needs of people that your members might ordinarily not come to know?
- How has a mission initiative or outreach ministry changed your church? How has a service project shaped your own life? What is the most unexpected place to which your faith in Christ has taken you in order to make a difference in someone’s life?
- List the church outreach programs that make the greatest impact on the lives of people in your community who are not a part of your church. How do you suppose your congregation is perceived by those in the community who have the least power—the poor, the unemployed, the stranger, the hungry, the homeless, the abused, the addicted, the immigrant, the victim of violence?Schnase, Robert (2011-12-01). Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations (p. 102). Abingdon Press. Kindle Edition.